Saturday, June 7, 2014

We Are Now One Step Closer To Proving We Should Fake It 'Til We Make It

Dressing Up As "Me"
by Rachel Hoyt

image by Ambro via

At birth I knew no shame or fear,
I roamed naked and free,
But as life added days and years,
Clothes helped me feel like "me".

To church I wore my Mary Janes -
Their black patent leather
Balanced the frills of lace dresses
And kept stray thoughts demure.

In high school I was a Tomboy,
Wearing jeans and flannel -
Few colors were ones I enjoyed
During that dark, square spell.
For a time I wore casual suits
To bolster my power -
Sometimes I paired them with heeled boots
To look more like a tower.

Now I sit typing, hardly dressed,
Free to do as I please,
Wondering which outfit is next,
Which image to appease.

Copyright © 2014 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

A new study shows clothes we wear influence how well we do
at least as much as each of us believes they hold the power to.

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  1. nice,
    without artifice,
    just like the naked soul beneath
    those clothes.
    one question,
    would you wear those boots for me?


Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...